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HARMONY TREE
WORLD DEBATE SOCIETY

Overview

HT World Debate Society is a global platform for Young Scholars to spark new ideas, get inspired by industry experts, Scholars and 5-star speakers, engage with peers living thousands of miles away, build up the skills and confidence for expressing well-articulated thoughts, polish their portfolio with extraordinary opportunities - all through the means of debating and public speaking. 

This Society offers exclusive resources including Programs, Summit Exchanges, Tournaments and Championships, Seminars, Study Abroad Admissions Support & Interview Skills, Networking Opportunities and many more for HT students around the world. 

Mentorship Support

HT Spirit means mentorship and passing on the torch from one generation to the next. These exceptional HT Alums are 2021-2022's Vice Presidents of HTWDS. They have grown under the wings of HT in the past 16 years and are now ready to share their experience and inspire all future HTWDS members!

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Kirsten Li
UCL, Psychology

Chrisabel Sum
UBC, Psychology

Andrew Huen
Columbia U, Neuroscience

Damien Kwan
UBC, Theatre/Film

Michael Yan
QMUL, Geography

Huey Hou
KCL, Nutrition

GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERS SUMMIT

HIGHLIGHTS: LEADING WITH COMPASSION

Youth Leadership matters and HTWDS is dedicated to empowering young leaders to sharpen their values and mind.

On Nov 13, Our HTWDS Global Youth Leaders across 17 timezones experienced a high-impact, inspiring exchange on
"Leading with Compassion", live from Washington D.C. with 
Ms Brianna, World's '30 Under 30' Leader from The Aspen Institutethe World's Most Influential Think Tank. Next Summit on Creativity is coming soon in Jan 2022!
 

Opportunities 

Previous Guest Speakers :

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Dr Ford

Prof. Marchetti
Ms Brianna

Mr Stephen
Ms Ilana
Ms Hayley

Ms Isobel

Ms Regina
Mr Ian
Mr Garry

Ms Janette
Ms Angie

HKU Faculty of Arts

HKU Faculty of Arts
The Aspen Institute

Barrister in Law
Harvard Business School
CUHK Faculty of Law

Oxford U Faculty of Law

HK Sports Institute
Bank of America
King's College London

TV Commercial Director
Broadway Director

      and many more...

Curriculum & Levels

HT Debate Programs' Curriculum & Evaluation Framework is designed by Dr K. Moyse - University Professor (Research focus on Children's Health & Development), Psychologist, Published Book Author, International Conference Speaker and Debate Coach. 

Novice Team (Age 8+)

Intermediate Team (Age 11+)

Pre College Team (Age 16+)

Goals

The main focus of HTWDS is for students to articulate their ideas through the process of debating, instead of getting familiar with multiple debate formats. We set our sight on students' achieving long term goals and honing life skills rather than drilling them solely for a spot on the debate team. Each class comes with a new theme and topic, to match with theories and concepts, and students get the actual practice.

STRUCTURE

Lecture & Theory (15%)

Topic Intro & Discuss (15%)

Research & Team Prep (30%)

Debate & Feedback (40%)

Focuses

Logic & Reasoning

Articulation & Eloquence

Knowledge & Content

Organisation & Team Work